One of the most exciting sewing opportunities on the market is found in embroidered clothing and other items. Manufacturers have produced both free-motion and computerized embroidery machines to perfect this craft.
A free-motion mechanized embroidery machine has only one needle and requires manual maneuvers such as re-threading, manually trimming and cleaning up threads.
A computerized embroidery machine, on the other hand, allows you to embroider, with ease, on garments, linens or quilting. It also allows you to produce several special fabric effects such as chain and satin stitch embroidery as well as sequins, cutwork and applique.
Some of the regular computerized sewing machines have embroidery as an extra bonus. You will also find some with USB ports that fit a laptop or thumb drive.
At Capital Sew & Quilt, we handle all popular embroidery machine brands including Brother, Singer, Juki, and others. Each machine has unique features and prices which makes it easy to find one that will fit your needs and budget.
These models have features which make it easy to add various patterns and custom letters to your project. This enables you to put your personal signature on all your work. It is not only possible to obtain patterns from the machine but there are hundreds available online.
How to Choose the Best Machine for You
Making a choice between computerized or mechanical embroidery machines involves several factors. These include your needs, your skill level, and your budget.
There are mechanical embroidery machines that offer the ultimate in embroidery, sewing, and quilting. Some people prefer this type of machine as it provides direct access to all stitch parameters. They also allow you to personally determine the best combination position of the needle and foot presser. You can also set the desired stitch width and length. This is ideal for people who like to sew at a more leisure pace.
Naturally, computerized machines are easier to use and offer more choices such as using built-in patterns or downloading from the internet. In addition, there are machines that both sew and embroidery (S1800) while there are others that do embroidery only.
Fortunately, there are computerized embroidery machines in the low-price range. While they may not have all the bells and whistles, you can still create a beautiful embroidered pattern. In addition, you will find that they automate many of the tasks that must be done by hand on a mechanized machine.
Save time while completing a beautiful project:
- Automatic auto-threading
- Automatic buttonhole making and tensioning
- Stop/start buttons
- Various stitch and width-lengths
Many manufacturers have also added LED lights and an LCD display which makes it easy to set stitches, patterns and other designs. Some models have a large table which makes it convenient for quilting designs.
Embroidery machine software is also available. These enable you to resize, flip or mirror images. In some machines, you can input a personal drawing which produces a custom result.
There is also a multi-needle embroidery machine that has up to 20 sewing heads complete with 15 or more needles. This allows the sewer to put in special fabric effects that make the finished product stand out.
At Capitol Sew and Quilt, we pride ourselves on offering our customers an embroidery machine that will fit their needs. This may be a beginner, an advanced sewer, an entrepreneur who sells their product at craft fairs, online or in other venues. We also handle multi-needle industrial machines which, when threaded prior to running the design, can change colors automatically.
We are proud of our staff which is composed of experts with advanced embroidery machine knowledge and skills. At all times we are available to answer questions, demonstrate our machines and help you find one that fits your needs.
Give us a call today at 919-377-1259 and talk to one of our professional staff members who can answer any questions you may have regarding our embroidery machines.
We will be happy to explain the pros and cons of each machine and how it can be used for art, quilting, and other sewing projects.